Swedish media wait 24 hours to report on a car that ploughed into a crowd of 100 children
The story is still developing and police are appealing to members of the public to come forward with any information they may have which could help in their attempts to apprehend the suspect.
At around 1pm yesterday in Karlshamn (12pm BST) a black or dark blue Saab, driving at roughly 25mph (40km), ploughed into the crowd of children and their teachers.
There were 100 children with ten teachers accompanying them from Mjällby school on a walk on Hinnedalsvägen, from Grundsjön down towards Gammalstorp.
The students had “friluftsdag” which is a day they spend outdoors on a walk in nature or sport or other such event. It is thought to have been deliberate.
Two children have been injured, though according to police the injuries are not serious, and the driver was able to flee with witnesses unable to even describe if the driver was male or female.
It is unusual that only one Swedish news source initially reported on the incident, which occurred yesterday and why they have waited a full 24 hours to alert the public.
“According to witnesses, the driver must have accelerated and drove into the group,” Bengt Jeppsson, investigator for the case at Karlshamn Police said.
Police are appealing to members of the public to come forward with any information they may have which could help them in their manhunt to apprehend the suspect.